FNF: Pressure mounts as playoffs near
With just two weeks remaining in the regular season the pressure is mounting on those teams who still haven't qualified for the post season. And our Game of the Week featured two such teams as Pinconning and Michigan Lutheran Seminary were looking to cement their positions. Both teams came into the game with identical 5-2 records but it was M.L.S. who was the better team Friday night wining the game 42-8.
Midland Dow and Carman-Ainsworth battled for the Saginaw Valley Blue Division title in Midland. The Chargers a perfect 7-0, Carman-Ainsworth 5-2, needing one more win in two weeks to make the playoffs.
While Dow was at home, and the prohibitive favorite, the Cavaliers came out firing, jumping out to a 14-0 lead. Midland responded but still trailed 21-12 going into the locker room. But, the Chargers kept coming, a Bruce Mann to Brendon Kuch 44 yard connection to make it 21-20. That's when Carman freshman quarterback Dustin Fletcher took over, running for a touchdown and then throwing for one to make the score 34-20. Dow would cut the lead to seven with 2:00 to go, but their final pass went out of bounds as time expired, Carman getting the 34-27 upset victory, and the SVL Blue title.
Holly and Linden clashed in a Flint Metro League show-down. The Eagles led 20-6 at halftime but Holly came out and scored the first touchdown of the second half to cut the lead to 7. The two teams duked it out but it's Linden coming out on top 30-27.
Carrollton was at Swan Valley Friday night needing a win to improve their post season chances. The Vikings jumped out to an ealry 14-0 lead but the Cavs responded as Jalen Myles took the hand off 55 yards for the touchdown to cut the lead to seven. Swan Valley won a high scoring affair 49-28, the Vikings improve to 5-3, Carrollton drops to 4-4 on the season.
Unbeaten Davison hosted a Bay City Western team who came into the game with a 2-5 record and the Cardinals Tariq Reid ran rough-shod all over the Warriors in a 56-7 route.